An Upland neighborhood was in shock on Tuesday after a 13-year-old boy was killed in a hit and run crash Monday night. The driver of the pickup that caused the crash ran from the scene, but has since been caught. The mother remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Jacob Rascon reports from Upland for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2012.
A 13-year-old boy was killed and his mother remained hospitalized late Tuesday after a hit-and-run crash at an Upland intersection.
Friends of the victim at Upland Junior High School remembered a stellar student and athlete who always wore a smile.
"Even when he was sad he had a smile on his face," one boy said through tears. "Now that he's gone, there's nothing I could do."
On Monday night, the driver involved in the crash ran from the scene, according to investigators, but authorities took him into custody at his Ontario home later Tuesday morning.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway at about 11 p.m. Monday. The suspect, driving a pickup south on Campus Avenue, blew a red light then crashed into a car that was traveling west on Arrow Highway, investigators said.
The car then crashed into a carport, which collapsed on the vehicle.
"It was just chaos going on all around," said Terry Ricketts, who lives in the neighborhood.
The teen boy in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. His mother was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday evening.
Ty Winters lives down the street from where the accident occurred. He stepped outside to smoke a cigarette Monday night, and said the light at the intersection was yellow.
"He was trying to make the light and he gunned it," Winters said. "There was no way he was going to make it. He t-boned her and threw the car into the house."
John Jones, who also witnessed the accident, watched Bahensky jump out of his pick-up truck and take off.
"I thought, why is he running?" aid Jones, who took off running after Bahensky.
Kyle Bahensky, 21, was booked at the West Valley Detention Center on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death or injury, according to court records. A court date was scheduled for Thursday.
Bail was set at $50,000.